PyCurious: A Python module for computing the Curie depth from the magnetic anomaly

PyCurious is a Python package for computing the depth to 580°C from maps of the Earth's magnetic anomaly using a Bayesian inference framework. It's a useful tool to probe the thermal structure of the Earth's crust.

Introducing Stripy

Geodynamicists from Sydney and Australian National universities have developed Stripy, a software module that allows scientists to efficiently place GIS ‘wrapping paper’ around the spherical Earth ‘present’. This is the first module to be built for a common scientific programming language like Python, that supports such ‘wrapping’, or mapping features. Here, developer Dr Ben Mather explains Stripy’s key functions for the AuScope Earth modelling community.

Stripy: A Python module for (constrained) triangulation in Cartesian coordinates and on a sphere.

The triangulation of scattered points is a common problem in science and engineering when local neighbourhood information is required for computation. Typical applications include the calculation of neighbour relationships, interpolants, derivatives, …

May the 4th be with you...

In an Underworld release far, far away… Geodynamicists struggle to model planetary dynamics due to the Cartesian Empire. Physical observations suffer inappropriate meshing and projections bend minds. The Underworld team builds the ultimate weapon to erase the Cartesian nightmare based on the ancient practice of the Cubed-Sphere mesh.

Introduction to Quagmire

Quagmire is an open source, parallel python module for modelling surface processes and landscape evolution. It comes from the Underworld geodynamics group and has many common design patterns to Underworld. For starters, this is not an out-of-the-box …

Multiprocessing in Python

Most of the codes I develop run in parallel using MPI (Message Passing Interface) using the python wrapper, mpi4py. There is a reason why highly scalable programs use this approach, and that is because each processor handles its own chunk of memory and communicates with other processors only when it’s needed.

Invert geology

A method to relate the spatial configuration of mesh nodes to lithology that is differentiable - an adjoint to the inversion of geological structure.

Curie point depth

Computing Curie depth from the magnetic anomaly

Convert images to arrays

This is how you go from a jpeg to a csv

Analytical conduction adjoint

An adjoint to the analytical steady-state heat equation